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Turnip vs Potato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turnip
Turnip is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.014g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turnip
Turnip is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Potato
Potato contains less Sugars (difference - 2.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato
Potato contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato
Potato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turnip Potato
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turnip Potato
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Turnip
16
Potato
Mineral Summary Score
9
Turnip
14
Potato

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Turnip
1
:
7
Potato
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +122.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +170%
Contains more Potassium +122.5%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.1%
Contains less Sodium -91%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Turnip
2
:
7
Potato
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 19.7
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.032

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
5%
Turnip
12%
Potato
Carbohydrates
6%
Turnip
17%
Potato
Fats
0%
Turnip
0%
Potato

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turnip Potato Opinion
Calories 28 77 Potato
Protein 0.9 2.05 Potato
Fats 0.1 0.09 Turnip
Vitamin C 21 19.7 Turnip
Carbs 6.43 17.49 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.3 0.81 Potato
Calcium 30 12 Turnip
Potassium 191 425 Potato
Magnesium 11 23 Potato
Sugars 3.8 0.82 Turnip
Fiber 1.8 2.1 Potato
Copper 0.085 0.11 Potato
Zinc 0.27 0.3 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 27 57 Potato
Sodium 67 6 Potato
Vitamin A 0 2 Potato
Vitamin E 0.03 0.01 Turnip
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.081 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.032 Potato
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.061 Potato
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.295 Potato
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.298 Potato
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 2 Potato
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.011 0.025 Turnip
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 0.002 Turnip
Polyunsaturated fat 0.053 0.042 Turnip
Tryptophan 0.009 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.025 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.036 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.033 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.036 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.011 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.017 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.03 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.014 0.035 Potato
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